Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL
Givi offers a selection of painted panels with the PLX bags, but the blue for the 07 Vee wasn't one of the choices. I ordered them with gloss black, but really wanted the bags to integrate better with the rest of the bike.
About a week ago I went to Color-rite.com and saw that you can order paint by make, model and year. You can get anything from a little touch up kit on up. I ordered a can of aerosol color spray, and after talking to the sales guy (very friendly and helpful) ordered a can of U-150 clearcoat to go with it.
The paint arrived within a few days. Yesterday I took the panels off the Givi bags and painted them. Not much to tell about doing the job that's any different from any paint job: 90% prep, 10% application. I probably could have skipped the primer I put on, but I was worried the color wouldn't be true if there was a black undercoat. I put on a coat of gray sandable primer first. The paint comes with instructions on timing the color coats and the clear coats for best results. Here are a couple of photos.
Go hakafugu yourself.